Jun 22, 2024  
2024 Undergraduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER-FALL) 
2024 Undergraduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER-FALL)

Health Sciences (B.S.) - Hegis Code 1299.00

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(Bachelor of Science Degree)

The major in health sciences, offered both on ground and online, is designed for students who plan to enter the health or health-related professions. Majors include students planning graduate work in a health or health-related field, students who plan to seek employment in the healthcare field upon graduation, and students interested in exploring health issues in the context of a liberal arts background. This degree does not lead to a professional credential or prepare for licensure.

Learning Objectives

Graduates will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and preparedness for well-rounded and diverse roles in varied HealthCare fields.
  • Communicate ethically and responsibly with diverse disciplines in the healthcare field.
  • Apply the concepts of health and wellness as they pertain to individuals with and without medical conditions.
  • Interpret quantitative and qualitative research to foster critical thinking and inform evidence-based practice.

Academic Requirements

Core/General Education: 34-55 Credit Hours

Effective for the 2022-2023 academic year, Utica University has implemented a new general education program that replaces Core. Students who are admitted, or readmitted, for the 2022- 2023 academic year or later must follow the requirements of the General Education program. Students admitted prior to the 2022-2023 academic year must follow the requirements of the Core program. For full details of program requirements, see the catalog pages for the Core program and the General Education program. Students with specific questions should consult with their academic adviser or success coach.

Major Course Requirements

(Courses designated by * in list below are included in Core.)

Electives: (9 credits)

Select 3 of the following

  • Any HLS, PSY, SOC, CHE, PHY or BIO courses.

Minor: (15-21 credits)

Program Credits

Core/General Education 34-55 Credits
Major Course Requirements 72 Credits
Minor 15-21 Credits
Total Credit Hours Required For Degree 120-126 Credits (based on the selected minor)


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